Career Connections

                                                                                                    Image of Harold Niehaus                          Summary of Position

The Preble County Career Connection Director position is the liaison between the school districts and area businesses to develop, market and coordinate activities that will expand students’ knowledge of local career opportunities and facilitate educational attainment needed for the workforce.  Programs and events developed should include the local schools, Edison State Community College, Miami Valley Career Technology Center, County agencies and local businesses, as stakeholders.

 

Benefits for Businesses

  • Enable employers to attract local talent in high-demand careers

  • Contribute to the educational attainment of students and prepare them to become a highly-skilled workforce

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with schools

  • Keep education current by addressing employer needs

  • Utilize industry state-of-the-art workplace and equipment to enhance student learning

  • Provide opportunities for students to enhance career portfolios

 

Benefits for Schools and Students

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with local industry/business

  • Create extended learning opportunities for students in their career interest fields

  • Keep education current by addressing employer needs

  • Utilize industry state-of-the-art workplace and equipment to enhance student learning

  • Provide opportunities for students to enhance career portfolios

  • Provide students opportunities to demonstrate applied knowledge

  • Provide opportunities for expanded elective credits working toward career pathways

 

Benefits for Community

  • Promote a positive community image that drives economic development

  • Improve the quality of life for student families 

  • Increase local job opportunities

 

Harold Niehaus, Ph.D.
Career Connections Director